Young Researchers Forum

Pre-conference event taking place on Wednesday 20th November 2019 coordinated by DPH, ASPHER and EUPHA.

All activities will take place in the Endoume 2, at Garden Level.


08:45 – 09:00Registration
09:00 – 09:20Welcome and Introductions
09:20 – 09:35Guest Speaker
09:35 – 10:35Oral Presentations – Session 1
Chair: TBC

How to harness the potential of Digital technologies without increasing health inequalities?
Policy recommendations using a qualitative approach
Mariam Shokralla (Maastricht University)

Data Anonymisation of High-Dimensional and Distributed Health Repositories
Using In-Memory Applications
Nikolai Jannik Podlesny (Hasso-Plattner-Institute)
10:35 – 11:00Coffee and Poster Presentations
Poster presenters will be giving a short talk about their work
to jury panel members.
Click here to see the presenters for this session
11:00 – 12:30Missing Maps Workshop
Hosted by the British Red Cross and Medicin Sans Frontiers (MSF).
Please ensure you bring a laptop and mouse for this session.
Click here for more information
12:30 – 13:30Lunch and Poster Presentations
Poster presenters will be giving a short talk about their work
to jury panel members.
Click here to see the presenters for this session
13:30 – 13:45Guest Speaker
13:45 – 15:00Oral Presentations – Session 2
Chair: TBC

Sustainable Implementation of Electronic Decision Support Tools for the
Evidence-based Management of Antibiotics
Mah Laka (School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide) et al.

GADSA: Gamified Antimicrobial Stewardship Decision Support App for Prescribing
Behaviour Change in Nigeria
Georgiana Birjovanu (University College London) et al.

The Heart, its Signs and Symptoms (HISS): an interactive,
problem-based, massive online open Cardiology course for medical students
Filippo Quattrone (University of Pisa, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa) et al.

Patient navigation in low-income countries: a solution to
promote access to health care for indigents?
Sarah Louart (University of Lille) et al.
15:00 – 15:30Coffee and Poster Presentations
Poster presenters will be giving a short talk about their work
to jury panel members.
Click here to see the presenters for this session.
15:30 – 16:15Oral Presentations – Session 3
Chair: TBC

Electronic patient-generated health data to facilitate
disease prevention: current use and user-preferences
Vasileios Nittas (Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich) et al.

Use and relevance of a mobile health tool to answer
information needs of chronic respiratory diseases patients: a mixed-method study
Jason Koman (University of Bordeaux)

Monitoring tablet use of non-professionally trained health
mediators in primary health care
Cintia Katona (Faculty of Public Health, University of Debrecen) et al.
16:15 – 16:30Guest Speaker
16:15 – 16:40Panel Deliberation
The panel of representatives from across DPH, ASPHER and EUPHA
will discuss prize winners for this years YRF
16:30 – 17:00Awards and Closing
19:30 – 00:00Evening Social
Join us for food and drink in the heart of Marseille! More information coming soon.

The Young Researchers Forum (YRF) is an exciting pre-conference event especially for postgraduate students (MPH, MSc, MRes, PhD etc.) and their supervisors, whose research relates to health. It has been specifically designed to provide students with the opportunity to present their work in a friendly, supportive forum and to receive feedback from mentors and peers. The event for 2019 is a merge of the YRF day traditionally organised by ASPHER and EUPHA as part of the EPH conference and the PhD Track day, previously held as part of the DPH conference.


Anyone can register to attend the YRF here via the EPH Conference website – even if you’re not presenting, but all presenters must be currently studying, newly graduated from a postgraduate qualification or in the early stages of their career.


The YRF is a free event but the number of registrations is strictly limited – so don’t delay! You can register to attend just the YRF event or you can purchase a DPH 2019 conference pass and enjoy the YRF plus the full DPH and EPH conferences afterwards.

You can register to attend by going to the EPH conference website and selecting ‘Digital Public Health (DPH) Conference 2019’ when prompted. Your pass includes a whole host of benefits including printed DPH programme booklet, conference bag and much more! Purchasing a DPH 2019 conference pass also includes a free ticket to the DPH Gala Dinner on the evening of Thursday 21st Nov!


Please ensure that you familiarise yourself with the guidance below both in preparation for and during the conference.


The YRF event for 2019 is jointly organised by the DPH, the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region and the European Public Health Association. ASPHER is the key independent European organisation dedicated to strengthening the role of public health by improving education and training of public health professionals for both practice and research. EUPHA is an umbrella organisation for public health organisations and associations in Europe.